Jump to content

Recommended Posts

After watching the tutorial about the Frame Text tool, I tried adding a fill and/or colored stroke to an existing text frame. I wanted to exactly match a specific color, so I clicked on the eyedropper in the Text Frame tool panel on the right side of the workspace as was shown in the video. Instead of getting the eyedropper, the color was set to black. Moving the cursor out over the document did not provide an eyedropper. I had the same result whether attempting to use it for frame fill or frame stroke.

I'm using MacOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) and version 1.7.1 of Publsher.

Is this a known issue? 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This eyedropper tool in panels acts a bit different than the eyedropper of tool bar.

If you simply click on it in a pop-up color panel, for instance of the fill color in the text frame panel, then it fills a selected object with the "active" color which is shown before in the tiny color preview circle right to it.

If no object is selected then it does nothing there, or, if you have color sliders visible, then it sets them to the color of the tiny icon.

To use the eyedropper of text frame panel as expected you need to click-HOLD and, still with the mouse button pressed, move around on your monitor. It picks any color underneath, even of UI (panels, bars) and objects of other applications which might be visible behind the Affinity app UI.
If you release the mouse button then it sets this color to the "active" color and with a click again on the eyedropper or on this color in the tiny icon you fill a selected text frame.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.